Thursday, July 18, 2013

Deschutes and Crooked River Fly Fishing Reports

Crooked River : 214 CFS

A Fly Fishing Class on the Crooked River!
The Crooked is in summer mode now... Fishing is good, with caddis hatching through out the day and PMD's in the afternoon - early evening. The river has been busy though with day trip anglers and campers alike. Look to the pullouts off the road, instead of the Rec sites for spots to fish.

The heat is starting to detour some as well, though this is when some of the best fishing and hatches occur.

We have just finished our last fly fishing class offered through the local community college where we taught beginning and itermediate fly fishing classes on the Crooked River.

There is not a better river in Central Oregon to learn how to fly fish on than the Crooked River!
There are still options for group and private fly fishing classes 
with  River Borne Outfitters this summer!

We are offering Group Fly Fishing Classes on the Crooked River, near Bend every Saturday from July 20th through August.  Private fly fishing classes and casting lessons are also available all season long call, or email us to schedule a class.

For more information on the Crooked River including our guide trip options give us a call or
Or check out our Crooked River Guided Fly Fishing Trips on our website!

Deschutes River : 4080 CFS

A Fat 19" Deschutes Rainbow Trout!

The Deschutes has been fishing great this July. The caddis are the thickest I have seen in years. All this hot weather is bringing out the bugs in force. And the trout seem to be responding with lots of fish looking up during the hot days, and good nymphing during cooler days.

We have also been seeing some of the biggest fish of the season so far the last few weeks. Numerous fish over 18" have been hooked on Deschutes guide trips in the last week with the longest taping out at 22 inches!

I don't know how long the good fishing will last. The summer duldrums usually hit in mid to late August and fishing slows down a bit, but with the amount of bugs around, maybe it will hold out all summer.

If you want to check out the summer caddis fishery on the Deschutes now is the time!... Call or email us if you would like more info or to book a trip!

Deschutes Steelhead Report:

 The first good slug of fish are making there way over the dams right now. Fish have already been caught at the mouth. Look for fishable numbers to be present in the lower 24 miles by early August.
August - Early September are prime months to chase steelhead in the lower river. Overnight drift boat trips for steelhead are available during this time in the lower 24 miles of the Deschutes. These fish are bright, aggressive, good biters that take to a swung fly well. Spey rods are the tool of choice as this section river has a lower gradient and long runs best covered with spey casts and swung flies. 

River Borne Outfitters offers guided Deschutes fly fishing day trips and Overnight camp out adventures during the caddis hatch and for early steelhead in July and August!

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